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Re: Underhood hydraulic pump
In a message dated 95-09-04 01:05:45 EDT, you write:
>Scot, that's the pump and reservoir for the power steering. If your level is
>low, it takes run 'o' the mill automatic transmission fluid(ATF). It's soo
>good not to be cursed with Pentosin :) The owner's manual covers all of
Yes, the owner's manual DOES say to use ATF--read it twice. So I did. But
on the side of the reservoir (covered under the grime accumulated from the
spray of a leaking hydraulic pump--yes the entire left side of my motor had a
dull grime) was a little silver sticker w/ black lettering about "mineral
hydraulik oel" This car ate two hydraulic pumps in the 90k miles I owned it;
I have no clue about the rack.
YMMV. I'm guessing either VW makes mid-year engineering changes (my '87
4000csq was made in 12/86) or uses an extreme method of JIT--parts being used
from whatever parts bin is full and will work for the car!
look for that sticker!